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The National Museum’s Public Affairs team assists the media with inquiries about the Museum, its collections and exhibitions, and helps connect media with our expert staff.

Where to find us

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

Media contact

Diana Streak
0409 888 976

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See a sample of high-quality images we have available for media use.
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Media releases

30 July 2004

Conflict and beyond: Real families of the frontier
The unknown stories of intermarriage, domesticity and the acts of cooperation - and conflict - that form the global frontier experience will be revealed in a ground-breaking conference at the National Museum of Australia next week.

27 July 2004

Sunken Treasures unveiled in Canberra
The finest pieces from a massive shipload of ceramics which lay at the bottom of the sea for 500 years are being installed at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday.

27 July 2004

Purchase builds national breastplate collection
The purchase of 15 Aboriginal breastplates at auction today means the National Museum of Australia now holds one of the most significant collections in the world.

20 July 2004

Kerry Nettle faces thorny questions
Outspoken young Greens Senator Kerry Nettle will be quizzed about her long-term political intentions and the sustainability of the party’s environmental policies during a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia this Wednesday.

16 July 2004

Hip hop beat for new National Museum stories
The lives and places, slang and speech of young Australians will be captured using hip hop in a new storytelling venture by the National Museum of Australia.

02 July 2004

National Museum starts major changes
The National Museum of Australia is to change two of its five permanent exhibitions and refurbish all the galleries to improve the way stories are told and themes explored.

30 June 2004

Jimmy Little headlines NAIDOC Week at Museum
One of Australia’s newest National Living Treasures, Jimmy Little, will talk about his remarkable musical career - and his recent kidney transplant - to launch NAIDOC Week celebrations at the National Museum of Australia.

29 June 2004

National Museum embarks on Olympic Odyssey
A host of Australian Olympians, sports journalists and two Greek boys who grew up in Sydney are visiting the National Museum of Australia next month as a winter warmup for the Athens Olympic Games.

24 June 2004

Wentworth women capture riverine environment
A photographic exhibition by nine Wentworth women will be launched tomorrow in an ambitious new project to get Murray Darling Basin communities talking about their local environment and cultural heritage.

24 June 2004

Local cartoonist wins Canberra's approval
Canberra Times cartoonist Geoff Pryor has triumphed in his home town, winning the People’s Choice award in the last week of the National Museum of Australia’s Behind the Lines exhibition.

22 June 2004

Students quiz Lawrence on Labor's left
Australian Labor Party President Carmen Lawrence will be quizzed about factions, the left’s leadership record and new recruit Peter Garrett during a National Museum of Australia Talkback Classroom session on Thursday.

22 June 2004

Sunken Treasures reveal secrets of the deep
The secrets of a massive shipload of ceramics which lay at the bottom of the sea for 500 years are revealed in a new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Australia in August.

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